Miley Cyrus turned 29 years old today (Nov. 23), but she didn't get to celebrate with a Grammy nomination.
The Recording Academy unveiled the nominees for the 64th Grammy Awards on Tuesday morning, and Cyrus was noticeably absent from the field. The former Hannah Montana star addressed the snub by tweeting "in good company" alongside a link to an article listing 30 artists who haven't won a Grammy:
And she's right. It is quite a list of all-time snubs that includes musical legends such as Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Tupac Shakur, Patti Smith, Diana Ross and Bob Marley as well as Cyrus' star contemporaries such as Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj.
It was expected that Cyrus would be nominated for her November 2020 album Plastic Hearts, her seventh solo studio LP. Several people took exception to the confusing exclusion:
Miley Cyrus continues to be the most criminally underrated rock star of her generation.— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) November 23, 2021
no but let’s circle back to plastic hearts by miley cyrus… im sorry but How did an album with stevie nicks on it not get nominated for rock?/$2$2— cay (@koralinadean) November 23, 2021
plastic hearts by miley cyrus deserved to be nominated in multiple categories, this is pure madness.— antonio (@plasticheartsh) November 23, 2021
I cant lie Miley Cyrus not being nominated after Plastic Hearts dont make sense to me— RD (@Not_rushane) November 23, 2021
miley cyrus with plastic hearts revived rock. this is unacceptable and absolutely unfair. pic.twitter.com/ZkIXCI4zjL— antonio (@plasticheartsh) November 23, 2021
plastic hearts by miley cyrus deserved to win a grammy— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) November 23, 2021
With Plastic Hearts, Cyrus dove headfirst into reviving punk and rock. The album boasted songs featuring Billy Idol, Joan Jett and Stevie Nicks. She has been nominated for a Grammy only once in her career, when Bangerz was up for best pop vocal album at 2015's 57th Grammy Awards.
You can see the full list of Grammy nominees here.